Music Reviews


INDEPENDENT MUSIC REVIEWS
The Indie Music Review Board brings you daily reviews of new and classic independent (indie) music albums, singles, mixtapes, music videos and compilations, similar artist suggestions, free streaming, and music download links for the ultimate music discovery experience.

Music Review: A Cottage For Sale by Crissi Cochrane | Soul Song | Stream free | Soundcloud | Apple Music


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
SOUL REVIEWS

14-10-2019 21:01 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Crissi Cochrane
"A Cottage For Sale"
Soul


How to breathe new life into a classic

It's very difficult and rarely ever possible for that matter, to take a magical song and make it even better years later, no matter how good the music producer is, how much more advanced studio gear is involved and most importantly, how much talent the performing artist may have or think they have, but when it does happen it's pretty darn spectacular - this is one of those spectacular, once in a lifetime moments in music, cherish it. Listen to Canadian indie artist, Crissi Cochrane work her magic on this great record which was originally published in 1929 by Willard Robinson.

Music Review: Run For Cover by Megan Mcduffee | Synthpop Song | Stream free | Spotify | Soundcloud


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
SYNTHPOP REVIEWS

02-10-2019 17:34 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Synthpop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Synthpop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Megan Mcduffee
"Run For Cover"
Synthpop


So retro

Gone are the days when it seemed like all you needed to become a world-class music star was a voice angels would kill for, a whole lot of talent, a spectacular record, a drug habbit fans would only find out about many years later, really big hair and a leather jacket with too many zips. It takes a lot more to entertain the new generation of music fans, and by the sound of what's coming out nowadays they don't even care that much about talent, but you need a whole lot of drugs to enjoy it - at least so we've heard (we only do drugs when we're sick and tired here). To entertain today's average music fan you must first jump off a bridge and land on a freshly peeled banana - if you are a lady, take at least one more bullets than 50 Cent did (10 or more) - if you are a dude, and then do more drugs than Bobby and Whitney. And that's just phase one baby, next you'll have to pierce everything on your body, leave no skin untatted and get more silicone in you than Kim Kardashian's butt alone, one way or the other. And no, not in a fun way.

But whatever happened to just good old plain good music? Well, let's find out. This song is from Canadian retrowave music producer, Moonrunner83's critically acclaimed 2018 album, "Streets". It features award-winning video game and film composer turned solo artist, Megan McDuffee from Los Angeles, USA, who has spent the last year reminding music fans what the voice of an angel sounds like and how good music makes you feel deep down inside. If you like old school electro, this track will take you to a special place where the future and the past meet, and it's not the present. But enough talk, let's do some drugs and get right down to it shall we. Oh wait, we're not doing that.

Music Review: Bblm by Wiz Kid The Weirdo | Hip Hop Song | Stream free | Spotify | Apple Music


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
HIP HOP REVIEWS

02-10-2019 12:40 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Wiz Kid The Weirdo
"BBLM"
Hip Hop


Bad B*tches Love Money - BBLM

Released on the 1st of August, BBLM is the latest single by critically acclaimed unsigned Michigan rapper, Wiz Kid The Weirdo. It follows just over 3 months since his last single, "Nympho" took the region by storm and it is following suit as every record he has released since he made his mark in the region a few years back has done. Though fans may now get as much music from Wiz as they probably would like, it's clear he takes his time with his craft and ensures that not only is each song good and better than the last, but it also doesn't sound like anything else out at the time either.

Hailed as one of his best records ever, BBLM is being looked upon as the record that could secure him a place on the international hip hop stage.

Explicit.

Music Review: Do You Love Me by Jackie's Boy | R&B Song | Stream free | Soundcloud | YouTube


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
R&B REVIEWS

02-10-2019 12:03 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Jackie's Boy
"Do You Love Me?"
R&B


Before you tie the knot

A deeply satisfying record with relatable lyrics revolving around true love and relationships.

Songs like this are becoming rarer and rarer in today's R&B music landscape but they are always so refreshing and exciting to hear. It's slow, easy on the ears with a bright, crispy, soft pounding beat, and sprinkled with colorful tones that'll seduce your soul and make you weak at the knees before whisking you away to a special place where love conquers all.

Explicit.

Music Review: Girls by Tyam Shakur | Hip Hop Song | Stream free | Soundcloud |


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
HIP HOP REVIEWS

02-10-2019 11:12 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Tyam Shakur Ft. Jennifer Lopez
"Girls"
Hip Hop


Party time

2pac's son, Tyam has done well to set himself apart in today's furiously competitive world of hip hop that just seems to get more and more cluttered with new artists as the years go by. He hasn't followed any trends, instead he's blazing a trail of his own so others can follow. Great artists always make timeless tracks that are way ahead of their time, and that's exactly what he does. Here's one he dropped a few years back with Jennifer Lopez around the time he first stepped onto California's music scene and made his mark as one of hip hop's most exciting new contenders. It's got that unmistakable West Coast vibe.

Explicit.

Music Review: Voodoo by Job Jetson | Hip Hop Song | Stream free | YouTube | Soundcloud


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
HIP HOP REVIEWS

02-10-2019 10:06 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (October 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Job Jetson
"Voodoo"
Hip Hop


Spellbinding

A very light, yet full-bodied hip hop track that's just slow and sensual enough to massage you to sleep yet tantalizing enough to keep you up all night. It's one of those songs that will secretly whisk you away to your nasty place and have you fantasizing and reminiscing about the best sex you ever had. Throw this on when the lights are low, the mood is right and she looks like she's ready.

Explicit.

Music Review: Thunder Kiss by Love X Stereo | Electronic Rock Song | Stream free | YouTube | Spotify


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
ELECTRONIC ROCK REVIEWS

11-09-2019 16:01 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (September 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Electronic Rock artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Electronic Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Love X Stereo
"Thunder Kiss"
Electronic Rock


For when the mood is just right. 

This song has all the makings of the soundtrack to the perfect kiss - an angelic feel, exciting vibe that'll give you chills, an electrifying rhythm, a very organic ambiance that you won't believe is electronic, a peaceful, quiet vibe that makes it feel like there's no one else around and no one else  matters, and colorful tones that reek of love. If you're with someone special who you've started to feel really strongly about but have been caught up in a game of double dutch in your mind trying to find out the right time to make your move, if you should or how to go about it, a moment or two of passionate lip smacking is in order fo' sho'. Don't fight it.

Music Review: Sisters by The Controversy | Alternative Song | Stream free | Spotify | Apple Music


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
ALTERNATIVE REVIEWS

11-09-2019 15:18 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (September 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Alternative artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Alternative performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


The Controversy
"Sisters"
Alternative


Quiet storm.

In these crazy times when record labels are taking turns in our ears to see who can blow an ear drum quickest, San Francisco, US indie trio, The Controversy has taken the opposite approach in their latest single, staying well clear of the loudness wars and delivering a quiet yet utterly satisfying sound that allows fans that crucial option of cranking it loud when the mood strikes instead of just hearing it loud all the time. This is one of those songs that really lets you appreciate the essence of dynamics in music and the magic that happens when musicians just create and let the results speak for themselves. But don't worry, it's not all subtle tones and whispers, it gets a little loud and exciting in all the right places. If you value your hearing then stick this in every single one of your playlists for a much needed loudness break that will not break the vibe.

Music Review: The Best Album by Cj Thebest | R&B Album | MP3 Download | Spotify


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
R&B REVIEWS

11-09-2019 14:53 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (September 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


CJ TheBest
"The Best Album"
R&B


So Good

Featuring the critically acclaimed singles "Testing", "Moves" and "One To The Head", Texas, US R&B artist CJ TheBest's debut album, "The Best Album" continues to stand the test of time and still ranks as one of the top independent R&B releases this decade. It's the perfect album to turn to when your R&B music collection seems to have become even more unrecognizable as the genre, like many genres today evolves into something new and inevitably leaves behind some of the core values that made it special. This album will not only bring your R&B compass back to center, but will also bring you back to center before whisking you away to a special place where real life and real love resonate in harmony.

Music Review: Vantage Ep by Job Jetson | Hip Hop EP | Stream free | Soundcloud


SKUNK RADIO LIVE
HIP HOP REVIEWS

08-08-2019 17:44 GMT


Indie Music Reviews (August 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.


Job Jetson and Sharrod Sloans
"Vantage EP"
Hip Hop


They made their marks on their local hip hop scene around the same time just over 5 years ago, and two of Wiconsin, USA's top underground hip hop artists, Job Jetson and Sharrod Sloans have teamed up in what is being described as the "Watch The Throne" (Jay-Z and Kanye West album) of Wisconsin underground hip hop. Fans knew what to expect when the album was announced shortly before its release on the 7th of July but no one was really prepared. It's one of those albums that makes you forget you even had a skip button.

Explicit.